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Westwood First Baptist Church to sponsor free sewing class

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Starting on February 10, the First Baptist Church of Westwood will sponsor a free beginners’ sewing class for students age twelve and older.

The sessions will be held in a classroom at the church from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on seven early release Wednesdays this spring: February 10 and 24; March 2, 16 and 30; and April 13 and 27.

The students’ project will be to complete a quilt that will be donated to the Greater Boston Area Chapter of Project Linus for the kids they serve. This all-volunteer organization distributes handmade blankets and quilts to children needing comfort – because they are in the hospital, or may have been involved in a house fire, lost a relative, or been affected by a devastating incident like Hurricane Katrina or the tragic events of 9/11.

For more information on Project Linus in Boston, visit

Instructor Gayle DeAvila, who has more than forty years of fashion dressmaking experience, will lead the class. This is an opportunity for students to learn a new skill and have fun at the same time.

The class is free, no experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided. By the end of the sessions, participants will be able to thread a needle and execute basic stitches. After participating in all seven sessions, they will be awarded a Community Service Certificate of Completion.

Class size is limited. To register, contact Pastor Stephanie Salinas via e-mail at or contact Tammy Blum via phone at 781-492-0637.

First Baptist Church of Westwood is located at 808 High Street (Route 109) in Westwood.

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